POLS 150 - Contemporary World Issues
The purpose of this course is to help you gain an awareness and understanding of some of the most important issues affecting life on the planet: immigration and population growth, the environment, human rights, rise of nationalism, terrorism, wealth and poverty and the consequences of increasing globalization. We will also examine in depth some of the global hotspots that dominate current headlines.
General education distribution area: Social Science.
- Analyze and discuss the major issues facing the world today.
- Understand and critically assess opposing arguments concerning global issues.
- Conduct research, both traditional and web-based, on the topic of global issues.
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a particular global issue through a well-researched final project.